Flava Flav says Hannibal Buress did not kick him in the face

It was just some 'bulls**t' editing.'


Audra Schroeder


Posted on Oct 5, 2016   Updated on May 25, 2021, 8:55 pm CDT

The Eric Andre Show has become the chaos version of late-night TV, one in which host Andre and co-host Hannibal Buress not only mess with their celebrity guests, but also inflict physical and emotional stress upon themselves. 

Rapper Flava Flav was a guest on the most recent episode, and is introduced as “civil rights leader Flava Flav.” At the end of the segment, Buress appears to clock him in the face with his foot. This set off a string of news stories about how pissed Flav was about getting hit in the face, though you don’t actually see the follow through. 

Yesterday, Flav set the record straight. 

Yes, Adult Swim is known for its creative editing, but Andre also recently made rappers walk blindfolded through an American Ninja Warrior-style course while freestyling, so we’re not buying that Flav didn’t know what time it was. 

And it seems like Buress is having fun with it. 

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*First Published: Oct 5, 2016, 4:47 pm CDT